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Old 10-14-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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FE "advertising"

Just got off a great cruise, has tons of fun with the fish extender. I was surprised to see the advertisements in the FE gifts. Does anyone else feel it is not the right time or place?
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:01 PM   #2
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Just got off a great cruise, has tons of fun with the fish extender. I was surprised to see the advertisements in the FE gifts. Does anyone else feel it is not the right time or place?
What kind of advertisements?
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:03 PM   #3
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We had one advertisement in our, the sender is a Tupperware rep and included her information. One of the gifts was a small piece of Tupperware (for salad dressing or condiments)
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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Someone in my group was a thirty-one rep and included a flyer. I don't see anything wrong with it.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:30 PM   #5
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I'm all about freebies!! Giving me something is way better than taking away. You also have the option to give away anything you don't want too.

I know what your point is, though, and could see where it could be very intrusive.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:43 PM   #6
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I had 2 travel agents. Good for them promoting their business. But it seemed like that was why they were doing it.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:50 PM   #7
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Just got off a great cruise, has tons of fun with the fish extender. I was surprised to see the advertisements in the FE gifts. Does anyone else feel it is not the right time or place?
I believe this is way out of bounds. FE gifts are among "friends" (kind of like secret Santas), and advertising for some kind of business for financial gain is so inappropriate and an abuse of the spirit of giving.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:52 PM   #8
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I think if it was just an advertisement, yes, that is inappropriate. But if they give you a sample, or a product, and just add in an info card or flyer, I wouldn't mind that.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:23 PM   #9
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I can see where it would feel kinda like, "Really?" because it might feel like the wrong time/place. But then think about it this way. That person works for themselves. They are pretty limited on how they can get the word out that they do what they do. They're trying to go on the next voyage, same as the rest of us, so it doesn't hurt. I think the little ads aren't so much to say directly, "Buy something from me!" as it is to say "Hey, this is what I do. If you or someone you know are interested, let me know." Personally, I'm a huge Tupperware fan so if a friend passed on a rep's name that was as big a Disney fan as I also am, then THAT would be the person I'd like to give my business to. Gotta keep helpin' each other all we can. Right? That's one thing I love about my TA aside from being a great person and a friend. She's a huge Disney fan like me so I feel like I'm paying it forward in my own little way. :D
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This one had a letter with her room number and she said she would have been happy to meet with us while on board. Or give the future cruise desk the information so it can be assigned to her.
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This one had a letter with her room number and she said she would have been happy to meet with us while on board. Or give the future cruise desk the information so it can be assigned to her.
WOW - that's a little over the top! We did get a card from a travel agent, but it had a trading pin attached to it, so I didn't mind.
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This one had a letter with her room number and she said she would have been happy to meet with us while on board. Or give the future cruise desk the information so it can be assigned to her.
I too feel that advertising during FE is not cool. And this is so beyond not cool. I've heard of many of these stories and felt that way on the one FE we did participate in -- so we don't participate any more.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:07 PM   #13
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For anyone getting the idea to do this........ I need some school supplies- pencils, pens, erasers (that WORK), safety scissors. I could use some of those alcohol singles too....... slap a label on that!!! Be sure to put it on upside down.

I'm not being snarky, advertise, but be cool about it!
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:24 PM   #14
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I agree that attaching or including a business card with a sample or handmade gift is fine!

I make cruise and Disney-related gifts and will certainly include my business card with any I give away - in FE's or otherwise - why wouldn't I?
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This one had a letter with her room number and she said she would have been happy to meet with us while on board. Or give the future cruise desk the information so it can be assigned to her.
That is crossing the line. I wouldn't be happy about that in my FE.
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